Two years, two fuel lines
Started leaking fuel & hard-starting after 1 year. Fuel line replaced. Now, a year later, the primer bulb just blows air & the unit won't start. Second fuel line replacement.
Clearly this product has a design defect. Obviously someone from the manufacturer reads these reviews - is there any effort to actually fix the problem?
Fool me once - shame on you. Fool me twice - shame on me. Fool me three times - I must be an idiot. The next time this thing doesn't start it's going in the trash.
July 8, 2013
The Husqvarna 125B is an excellent blower and great value!
I purchased my 125B a few weeks ago after my cheap big-box store blower broke. I went to my local Husqvarna dealer Arbor Tech Supply and explained that I needed a handheld blower for around the house that could handle leaves, grass clippings and other small debris. Jessica, the sales person recommended the 125B and told me about the extended warranty. I was sold (especially after my horrible experience with the previous warranty with that other company!) I brought home my new blower and was amazed at the power it had at such an affordable price! I won't be going back to any big-box store again! I love Arbor Tech Supply and my Husqvarna 125B!
July 7, 2013
Dead within one year
My wife bought the 125B as a father's day gift in 2012. It was easy to set up and I really enjoyed using it on a weekly basis to blow cut grass off the driveway on walks. It worked well for a few months. It was easy to start, and did not think it was too loud. However, by autumn, I could not get it to start.
I didn't think much about that and thought maybe the gas was bad. I tried it a few times through the fall, but it still would not start. Waited through the winter, still having problems in the spring so I took it to my favorite, trusted lawn mower small engine repair guy. He assessed it and said it needed a new coil. The cost of the part and the labor was going to be equal to the cost of a new blower, so this 125B is going in the trash. I am very disappointed that it lasted less than a year. I was not a heavy user at all.
July 3, 2013
6 month old blower - Fuel line disintegrated
I've used the blower maybe 10 times, maybe 2-3 hours total run-time. I always drain the fuel after use.
A few weeks ago it stopped running and I noticed gas leaking which was the result of the fuel line disintigrating. However they would not cover under warranty because they said there was ethenol in the gas (I can't buy gas here without ethenol).
I could not find a hose kit at lowes to fix it so I made my own - odd because this seems to be a common problem from reading all the posts.
June 29, 2013
Dissapointment - Beware of this Product and Poor Husqvarna Service
I bought this because of the Husqvarna name and had high expectations. I had a Homelite that ran for 5 years until the pull rope broke, Bought a Poulan which went for 3 years until the fuel line broke, So I thought I'm going to pay a little more and get a higher quality product - So I got the Husqvarna last fall and now it won't start and is leaking gas all over the place.
I have used it no more than 5-6 times!
Now I have to take off work to go to a local service center (not open weekends).
June 24, 2013
this is one of the best blowers i have ever used i have used other blowers with the same cost and no were near what this one is
June 21, 2013
Does Not Hold Up
I purchased the 124B ten months ago. It came with a two year warranty. This product does not hold up under normal residential use.
June 16, 2013
1 year old and had to replace all of the gas lines
I bought this product in March of 2012- product ran fine for 2012. I used Husqvarna 2 cycle oil and 89 Octane gas as they recommended. I drained all of the gas and ran the blower to get rid of the remainder. For the 2013 season I cleaned the plug, got FRESH 89 octane gasoline and used Husqvarna 2 cycle oil for the proper mixture. The 2nd time I ran it this season the blower kept dying on me so I took it to an authorized dealer and they said they had to replace all of the gas lines (which cost me $62.55 because their warranty does not cover ethanol damage to tubing) because of the ethanol. Now if you look at their video about ethanol it says it is permissible to use 89 Octane with 10% ethanol which to
me says it should be covered by their warranty. If they don't cover it they should tell you up front when you purchase the product that they DON'T stand behind it otherwise it would be covered. I have other 2 cycle products that I have been using for a long time (weedwacker etc) that I have NOT REPLACED the fuel lines to. If I knew this up front I would have never bought this product.
June 1, 2013